Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Style: German Hefeweizen
Andechs, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Formerly known as Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb.

When summer is on the way and the days invite you to swim, ramble, climb, or simply enjoy the outdoors, you will discover that an Andechser Weissbier Hell is just the right thing to quench your thirst. Since Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March 1993, Andechs Weissbier Hell has found many new friends. Untreated and bottled in its natural state of yeasty turbidity, this is a top fermented beer for the epicure. Its light honey colour makes it an immediate eyecatcher. Then there’s the opalescence and fine structure of the yeast turbidity. At the same time, the creamy, fine pored head invites you to get to know this light Weissbier from the Holy Mountain. You’ll need two takes to enjoy the aromas to the full. First, distinctive fruity aromas like banana and honeydew melon come to the fore, followed by fine cloves. Andechser Weissbier Hell is a very tangy, refreshing treat with the conviction of a full, soft body. It concludes on a finely balanced interplay of light sweet honey and a delicate acidity with undertones of bitter hoppiness that quickly subside into a harmonious aftertaste. A Weissbier that embodies a slice of the Andechs lifestyle: finely yeasty, tangy, and sparkling, it refreshes and renews the thirst for more (original extract: 12.5%; abv: 5.5%).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft @ Kloster Andechs in Nov. 2011: Cloudy golden. Voluminous and persistent cap of tiny-bubbled meringue adorns the glass. Bright aroma of fresh baked spiced apples, plastic- and clove-like phenolics, banana cream pie, white raisin, tropical fruit, bubblegum, pineapple, and an abundance of floral Hallertau. Expressive carbonation is fluffy and creamy. Tad watery body. Delicate pineapple acids dovetail with a spicy-sweet dessert apple vibrancy. Pronounced airy phenol and clove notes cleanse the palate and pave the way for a creamy banana puree suppleness. Wheat is very polished, fluffy and starchy and harmonizes beautifully with the Hallertau-derived honeysuckle nectar. Quenching nectarine- and pear-like acids add tremendous lift to the beefy wheat and fluffy, yet perfectly understated, bubblegum center. Ongoing floral luster graces the exquisitely balanced finish which is awash with banana cream pie flavors and sassy clove spice. Plasticlike phenols emerge in each tasty belch. A tasty weissbier that showcases bright and clean fermentation byproducts along with elegant hoppiness and great malt character. During our visit to the Kloster, all three of the lagers (Jubiläumsbier Dunkel Naturtrüb, Doppelbock Dunkel, and the flagship Dunkel,) were curiously mediocre to poor (DMS in most of them), and this rock solid weissbier emerged as the clear winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (232) - - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy dense yellow with a touch of orange liquid. Average pale yellow foam with orange sediment. Medium body and carbonation. A bit watery but very good. Taste of grains and banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (505) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2014
Draught. Hazy orange Body with nice large white head. Aroma is yeast rip fruits especially banana. Taste is some wheat malt with a little bit of sourness. Aftertaste is lightly bitter and dry with some sweetness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
Cloudy yellow/orange color, average sized white head. Huge banana aroma, wheat, yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very fruity and tastes delicious. Excellent hefeweizen, one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
On gravity dispense at GBBF 2014. Cloudy amber huge white head. Nose is rich clove , wheaty malt, cereal grain, light banana, apple, and some darker fruitiness. For a weizen it’s quite a heavy, fruity beer, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (337) - Udine, ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 0.5L. Hazy, golden body with huge, creamy, white head, fully lasting with nice lacing. Moderate malty (grains) and hoppy (orange) aroma with intense notes of fruits (banana and apple) and light spices; some light yeasty character is also detected. Moderate sweet and light bitter flavour with some moderate acidic note. Light-to-medium body with oily texture; lively carbonation; light astrincency in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jann3 (103) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Pours hazy yellow/orange with a white, creamy head. Aroma is very fruity with notes of banana, pineapple, peach and some clove. Taste is fruity too but has also notes of honey, yeast and clove. Slightly sour finish. Lively carbonation, full body. Excellent and delicious hefeweizen. (0,5 l bottle, best before 21 Feb. 2015)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintjulien (128) - - AUG 10, 2014
cereal, pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1491) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Eine nette perlenweiße Schaumkrone. Hazy bright golden body. Aroma; wheat malts, flowers, clove, ginger, sweets. Taste; wheat malts, grassy hops, leaves, glue, apples, bananas, grass, ginger and clove. Smooth and slick on palate. Finishes with the fruits, bread and alcohol. Overall that alcohol disturbed the moment, but I’ve tried to overlook it. [50 cl. br btl. 5.5%abv. °. BB01.08.14]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyHix (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
Excellent Weissbier. Full flavoured and refreshing. Very light Amber colour with medium creamy white head. Would have again and keen to try other variations from Andechs

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